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Slow Weight Gain and Insufficient Milk Supply


Determine the cause of slow weight gain

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Price: $24.00 USD
For a lactation professional, few situations require a deeper skill set than when a breast- or chestfed baby is not gaining weight appropriately. Join Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC, Accredited Provider Program Director at LER, for a deep dive into the detective work required to determine the reasons for slow weight gain, and learn to tailor your interventions and recommendations to the root cause. 
Lewis-Johnson walks the learner through a systematic approach to evaluating both parent and baby when there is slow weight gain. She discusses:
  • The difference between slow weight gain and failure to thrive 
  • Maternal factors, such as PCOS, Insufficient Glandular Tissue, thyroid disorders, breast surgery, and many more
  • Infant factors, such as tethered oral tissues, congenital factors, GERD, neurological conditions, physical and structural issues, and sensory processing issues. 
Working alongside Lewis-Johnson, you’ll learn the steps to unlock the reason for slow weight gain in an individual dyad. Learn to: 
  • Conduct a maternal history and breast assessment
  • Take an infant history and perform an oral assessment
  • Ask key questions about the dyad’s early experience
  • Observe a feeding
  • Evaluate milk transfer
  • Assess parent’s milk supply
  • Acknowledge and support parents through the emotional impact of slow weight gain and/or low milk supply, and 
  • Tailor interventions to the specific root cause. 
Throughout the course, Lewis-Johnson stresses the importance of comprehensive assessment, asking open-ended questions, truly listening to and believing parents, refraining from forming an impression too quickly, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals for a team approach. 
This Course Awards:
  • 1.5 L-CERPs
  • 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 1.5 CMEs
Price: $24.00

This course expires on 12/27/2024 and will be revised and re-launched by 12/28/2024.
Primary Topics Covered
All Topics Covered
Clinical Skills
Physiology and Endocrinology
Development and Nutrition